Henry Patterson Entrepreneur

Henry Patterson is the UK's youngest entrepreneur having set up his first business aged just 9. As an author and keynote speaker at events around the world, he finds InterHigh's flexible style of learning invaluable.

Fitting in your studies around your career must be challenging, why did you join InterHigh?

I’m in the middle of a world tour and if I was still at a mainstream school (which I was up until the end of year 8) it just wouldn’t be practical. When I was at a physical school, I was off more than I was there so we were basically paying for me not to be there!!! That’s why InterHigh’s so great, I can do it anywhere.

Can you tell us about your education experiences before joining InterHigh?

School was never easy for me. I was always asking questions and going in to depth about a topic from a young age. I was always different and my mind never turned off. I was constantly told (by the students and the teachers) that I was useless and would never get anywhere in life, which was really hard at such a young age. This led to me developing a stutter. Unfortunately, my school was completely against my business. Obviously in their eyes it would have been awful if someone under the age of 587 actually did something with their life instead of standing around playing polo.

How does studying at InterHigh differ? Is it better and if so how?

InterHigh is amazing. The atmosphere in the classrooms is amazing, the teaching is brilliant and the flexibility is something every other school tries but fails to achieve. InterHigh is victorious with it!

You can study at InterHigh wherever there’s an internet connection, what are the most unusual places you’ve had a live lesson?

There have been a few weird places. In year 9 I did a geography lesson in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, backstage at massive arenas, premieres, so many places! I was fortunate enough to fly business class in the Singapore Airlines A380 a few months ago and I did some of my school using the inflight WiFi 36,000 feet above Asia!

Would you recommend InterHigh to your peers and if so why?

Absolutely, I think it’s such an incredible idea and I have no idea why the whole world isn’t using it yet.

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